What are the May elections?

Michael O’Connor discusses the importance of the upcoming local elections Next month, on May 6th, every seat on both Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council are up for election. If they both end up in Labour hands, that gives us a once-in-a-generation chance to protect public services, redress inequalities and fight the climate crisis.Continue reading “What are the May elections?”

Autism and the importance of self advocacy

Amy Field CW: ableism When you think of the word Autism, what do you think?  In all honesty, if you thought of a young white boy, perhaps about 5 or 6 years old, screaming in a supermarket, I don’t blame you. It’s an inevitable consequence of the conversation around autism that has gone on inContinue reading “Autism and the importance of self advocacy”

The Case Against First Past the Post

Jasper Evans It is a tale as old as time. The years of a new government drag on, the opposition, without an election in sight, gets restless. The idea of endorsing electoral reform once again pops up, its name having been hesitantly called. Yet again the Labour party is considering a switch away from firstContinue reading “The Case Against First Past the Post”

Maureen Colquhoun: An Obituary

Sabrina Coghlan-Jasiewicz The start of this year’s LGBTQ+ history month has brought with it the saddening death of Maureen Colquhoun, the first openly lesbian MP in British history. She died on the 2nd February at 92 years of age, leaving behind three children and a truly impressive legacy that we must endeavour never to forget.Continue reading “Maureen Colquhoun: An Obituary”